Update: May cause partial upgrades and break systems!

I wonder why it gets published then?!! :thinking:
I understand the concept behind a rolling release, but I understand as well it gets tested before release as there is no point in releasing some package that breaks the system!

I assume they have tested many parts of it, but with large programs it is nearly impossible to test all possible scenarios. Although I agree this one should have been caught already…

So far (with very little testing) it does not seem to break systems. But we will see.

If real problems arise, in the meantime we can consider using other AUR helpers, e.g. paru.

In a “pure” Archlinux system, yay is not in the official repos. It is in AUR.
So it won’t get the testing that the repo packages get before they are moved from “testing” repo into “stable” repos.

1 Like

Well, though I did not like Manjaro because of their poisonous community, I really liked the idea that they have their own repos that have sort of delayed rolling release!

Maybe off topic but it is somehow related, what would it need for us at EndeavourOS to do the same to have a truly fully tested rolling release!

If I may ask a silly and stupid question, though I believe the answer would be forget about it.
Is there a way I change my repos to follow Manjaro repos, but I keep my system EndeavourOS?
No matter what, I don’t want somebody to tell me to install Manjaro!

I see. So the best thing is to drop AUR!
I will appreciate a command that tells me what packages I have on my system from AUR.
On the other hand do packages get moved from AUR to other repos later on, or what is on AUR stays on AUR?

I don’t think so, simply because Manjaro repo packages may be built on different library versions than what EndeavourOS has. That can cause more weird problems than benefit.

pacman -Qm

That depends. Packages can go from repos to AUR and back. And packages may be permanently abandoned. It all depends on how a package is maintained.

That would be a radical measure if you really need some pieces of software that is only available in AUR.

However, you could drop the AUR helpers like yay and and use makepkg etc to build the packages yourself. I think there might be one or two tutorials on the forum about how to do this.

:eye: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Aur

Try:

pacman -Qm

1 Like

That’s what I was expecting (as mentioned)
Looking at what is paru now to see if it is better to drop yay/AUR and use paru.

Any inputs from the experts are highly appreciated.

I’m using paru a lot, and so far it has been very good. But yay has been very good too before the latest 12.x version.

1 Like

I see, I have a lot to study about pacman, yay and paru.
Their repos, the testing and satbility, AUR as a repo… I will try and do my homework.

1 Like

Just to update you @manuel
I just read about paru and installed it. It seems OK. (though I am not sure if yay is no longer updated!)
But paru looks interesting for me especially this parallel processing.

You can see for yourself: https://github.com/Jguer/yay

1 Like

Thank you very much @manuel
Reading it now.
Thank you

1 Like

This topic was automatically closed 2 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.